Govt decides to continue targeted subsidy on five essentials items.

ISLAMABAD: In an effort to provide relief to the masses, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday decided to continue a targeted subsidy on five essential items, namely, wheat flour, sugar, ghee/edible oil, pulses and rice, at Utility Stores for the next financial year.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting regarding Utility Stores in the country, with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in chair. Minister for Finance Miftah Ismail, Minister for Industries and Production Murtaza Mahmood, and other senior officials were also in attendance.

The participants of the meeting were briefed in detail about the provision of targeted subsidies to the lesser privileged segments of society.

The participants were also briefed about increasing the network of Utility Stores across the country and progress on providing cheaper wheat flour in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the vision of PM Shehbaz Sharif.

During the meeting, the prime minister approved the expansion of the network of Utility...

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